The Facebook Apocalypse: Step Back from the Ledge
By Adrian Gates · January 16, 2018 • How I learned to stop worrying about the latest algorithm change by Facebook, and come to love the Newsfeed.

Team Development: Asking Yourself, ‘Who Owns It?’
By Marcus Hammond · January 16, 2018 • Trust is as much about anticipating success as it is about accepting failure, as long as something is learned in the process.

Does Your Ministry Need To Have a Farm System?
By Michael Edgar Myers · January 15, 2018 • Where churches struggle – in the planting phase, and especially in the aging period – is that so much of the work is too often left done in too few hands.

Service Planning: Avoiding the Chaos of Last-Minute Service Changes
By Todd Heft · January 5, 2018 • As a technical leader, you need to be able to say "no" on a Sunday morning. While it is never a comfortable position, changes to service should not be done last minute (with a couple of exceptions).

Common Language, Common Ground: Improving Team Communication
By Adrian Gates · January 2, 2018 • Responsibility for communication falls to the leader, and often requires getting out of your comfort zone, to where one must attempt to speak in a language that is understood.

7 Tips for Creating An Engaging Worship Space
By Duke DeJong · January 2, 2018 • People expect some thought, character, and multimedia to show up in worship spaces today, but that doesn't need to add up to just spending lots of money as a solution.

Best Performing 2017 Worship Tech Director Pieces Worth Second Look, Part 4
By Andres Caamano · December 28, 2017 • With pieces from nearly 60 writers this year, readers of Worship Tech Director had numerous articles to enjoy over the course of this year. Five in particular stood out, with this the fourth to be highlighted.

Budgeting and Maintenance: Plan For The Long-Term, Avoid Unwanted Surprises
By Josh Holowicki · December 28, 2017 • Refrain from making software and firmware updates (unless they are fixing a major bug) prior to a big event. Too often, such updates before an event might lead to an unfortunate result, like “all my show files are gone now.”

Best Performing 2017 Worship Tech Director Pieces Worth Second Look, Part 1
By TD Staff · December 26, 2017 • Thanks to nearly 60 writers this year, readers of Worship Tech Director had numerous articles to enjoy over the course of this year. These five in particular stood out, and will be highlighted over the next five days.

Service Planning: Sermonized Announcements
By Michael Edgar Myers · December 21, 2017 • Even the most Oscar-worthy announcement risks a thumbs down response, no matter how well it’s done. In some circles, the idea of movie announcements in church is as sinful as the organ, drums and guitars have been (or even still are?).

A Short Christmas Film
By TD Staff · December 20, 2017 • Over the span of four days, a short Christmas film was completed with equipment including a Panasonic LUMIX GH5 camera and AtomOS Inferno recording monitor.

Budgeting and Maintenance – Spending Money on Something You Don’t See
By Daniel Beard · December 20, 2017 • With budgeting in mind and realizing that replacing equipment can be quite costly, I strongly encourage you to regularly maintain your equipment, especially the bigger and more expensive pieces.

Team Development: The Afterburner – Mission Accomplished
By Stefan Svard · December 19, 2017 • If the clear understanding is that operating in afterburner mode all the time will burn up all the fuel – it is not an efficient way to do things. It is there for when you really need that quick boost to escape harm, with the expectation that one eventually return to normal operating mode.

Leadership: Is ‘Near Enough’ the Best We Can Be?
By Grant Norsworthy · December 15, 2017 • If you want your team members to bring their "A game" every time, the leadership style of the team leader plays an enormously influential role.

Facebook Live: Are You Ready for This?
By Tim Dougherty · December 14, 2017 • Without question, Facebook has become the dominant, most recognized livestreaming portal on the internet, with nearly 80 percent of all broadcasters already using the platform.

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Worship Facilities Magazine, January-February 2018
The January-February 2018 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers articles about the many steps a church had to take in the aftermath of a fire, and another involving a church making the jump to 4K.

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